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Friday, August 30, 2019

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 30 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Lilac Amirav, Technion University, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. However, four decades of global research have proven this multi-step reaction to be highly challenging. The design of effective artificial photocatalytic systems will depend on our ability to correlate the photocatalyst structure,
composition, and morphology with its...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes I

Seminar | August 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Iterated Integrals and Unipotent Connections

Seminar | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Line integrals of differential one-forms define functions on the path space, and these functions are homotopy invariant if the form is closed. They thus define functions on the fundamental group, which in fact factor through its abelianization, the first homology. Iterated integrals are a way of defining integrals that detect non-abelian quotients of the fundamental group. We will explain how...   More >